How do forensic scientists ID people from their teeth?

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How do forensic scientists ID people from their teeth?

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There has to already be an idea of who the dead person might be, then they go to that persons dentist and ask for a copy of the records. They then match the fillings, moldings, or xrays to the jaw and teeth. They look for any similarities or dissimilarities.

DNA can also be extracted from teeth, due to their position in the jaw providing protection.

[Teeth as a source of DNA for forensic identification of human remains](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355030613000579)